Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

Diary — Drama

Drama at the Ucheldre Centre includes plays performed by touring companies, workshops, one-person shows, and local community drama. These most often take place in the main hall, but there is also an outdoor amphitheatre beside the Centre.


Broadcast A Streetcar Named Desire Tuesday 16 September7pm

NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire
The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live.

With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella.

As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters.




4 hr
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Broadcast Nick Cave and 20,000 Days on Earth Wednesday 17 September7pm

Nick Cave and 20,000 Days on Earth

20,000 DAYS ON EARTH is a bold vision of one of music’s most mysterious and charismatic figures, the iconic Nick Cave. In their debut feature directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard fuse drama and documentary by weaving a cinematically staged day in Cave’s life with never-before-seen verité observation of his full creative cycle.

The film delves into Cave’s artistic processes, unpicking the stuff that makes him tick. We meet those who have affected his life, personally and professionally, including hilarious moments shared with his regular collaborator, the multi-instrumentalist and epic beard-wearer Warren Ellis; actor and friend Ray Winstone; and Kylie Minogue, whom Cave duetted with on his mainstream hit single Where The Wild Roses Grow. These voices from the past revisit Cave in daydream-like scenes as he sits behind the wheel driving through his adopted hometown of Brighton, England. 

The film constructs a narrative and cinematic reality that seamlessly blends performance and storytelling with emotional truths. Avowedly neither a music documentary nor a concert film, 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH still contains electrifying performances. We see a song grow from the tiniest of ideas sketched out by Cave in his office to a monstrous epic performed by the peerless Bad Seeds on stage at Sydney Opera House. We also witness Cave open up to psychoanalyst Darian Leader as he discusses how his early years continue to inform his work, and later join him on a journey through his personal archive. This category-defying film possesses the same frankness and wry humour that run through all of Cave’s work, and pushes the form into new territory, exploring universal themes and celebrating the transformative power of the creative spirit.

2 hr 55
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Drama

European Arts:  The Trials of Oscar Wilde

Friday 10 October7.30pm



*£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama

Loose Cannons

Saturday 11 October7.30pm

Loose Cannons

Readers:

Chris Holloway

Peter Preston

Lyn Cuffin

Vicky Hughes

Allan Williams


Music By:

Huw Ynur (Tenor)

MarianBrydfir (Pianist)

Paul Magee (Violin)

£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama Ucheldre Rep
Thursday 20-Saturday 22 November7.30pm






























This Agatha Christie style Whodunit is set in a country manor house in the1940s.  Inspector Pratt, assisted by Constable Tomkins, is at his hilarious best as he arrives at Bagshot House to investigate a missing policeman.  Chaos rules supreme when danger looms, and murder is never far behind.
With Permission Josef Weinberger

£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 youth/ieuenctid
Drama Keith James performs
TIME LET ME PLAY
Friday 28 November7.30pm















A dynamic and emotional collection of Dylan Thomas’s most cherished poems, meticulously set to music and performed by Keith James, one of the UK’s most singular and critically acclaimed performers. This synthesis and re-imagining of Dylan Thomas’ work includes Do not go gentle into that goodnight, Clown in the moon, In the beginning, Fern Hill, A process in the weather of the heart, and I see the boys of summer. The poet’s words are set into song and embark upon a new journey. The concert will also feature Keith’s settings of poems by Pablo Neruda,William Blake, Federico Garcia Lorca, Isabel Allende and Leonard Cohen.

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent

‘A veritable tour de force, a delightfully brave and honest set of songs and a celebration of the human spirit’ Radio Pembrokeshire

‘Amongst the best of innovative re-imaginings of the writer’s work’ The Telegraph

www.timeletmeplay.co.uk

www.keith-james.com


£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast JOHN (Cert 18) Tuesday 9 December8pm

NT Live: JOHN (Cert 18)

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre.

DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 national and international awards.

The company’s new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience.

Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John.

What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most. Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated new production, broadcast live from the National Theatre.





2 hr
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Broadcast Treasure Island (Cert 10)
Thursday 22 January7pm

NT Live: Treasure Island (Cert 10)

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

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3 hr
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Drama Mr Bulkeley o’r Brynddu Tuesday 27 January7.30pm
Mr Bulkeley o’r Brynddu

Cwmni Pendraw

Gyda chydweithrediad Theatr Bara Caws

Yn cyflwyno

Mr Bulkeley o’r Brynddu

Gan Wyn Bowen Harries

Addasiad o ddyddiaduron William Bulkeley (1691 – 1760) 

Actorion : Wyn Bowen Harries, Rhodri Sion, Manon Wilkinson

Cerddoriaeth: Stephen Rees


Mae dyddiaduron William Bulkeley yn rhoi darlun gwych i ni o fywyd cefn gwlad ynghyd a bywyd bonheddwyr Môn yng nghanol y 18ed ganrif. Mae hefyd yn nodi'r tywydd bob dydd y bu'n sgrifennu, sy’n record amrhisiadwy o hinsawdd y dydd.

Bydd y cynhyrchiad bywiog hwn o ddiddordeb i holl fynychwyr theatr sy’n hoffi stori dda. Mae bywyd William Bulkeley yn darllen fel opera sebon : cawn hanesion rhyfeddol ei fab anystywallt yn Llundain, stori ei ferch a’r morleidr Fortunatus Wright, cawn wybod am fywyd sgweiar ac Ustus Heddwch ynghanol scandals llysoedd barn Biwmares, hanes teithiau i Iwerddon ynghyd a ffeiriau, ymladd ceiliogod a chystadlaethau peldroed. Nodwyd nifer o ganeuon yn y dyddiaduron ac fe gynhwysir digonedd o gerddoriaeth yn y perfformiad. 

Drama bywyd dyn unigryw. Hanes y werin a’r bonedd. Gwyddoniaeth tywydd. 

Mr Bulkeley o’r Brynddu is an adaptation of William Bulkeley’s diaries which gives us a vivid picture of life in 18th Century Anglesey. The production consists of excerpts from his diaries in William Bulkeley’s own words – English. The context of the linking Welsh dramatic pieces should be easily understood. Songs and music of the period mentioned in the diaries are an integral part of the production.

Canllaw oed 11+

 

TBD
Broadcast Treasure Island (Cert 10)
Wednesday 18 February2pm

NT Live: Treasure Island (Cert 10)

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

I



3 hr
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Broadcast Treasure Island (Cert 10)
Wednesday 18 February5.30pm

NT Live: Treasure Island (Cert 10)

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

I



3 hr
£10, £8 concessions, £3 children
Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture